AFC South Notes: Colts, Jaguars, Texans, Titans


  • According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Colts CB Pierre Desir earned $350,000 for snaring two interceptions in Sunday’s win against the Panthers and moving his total on the year to three. 
  • Colts HC Frank Reich confirmed G Quenton Nelson is in the concussion protocol. (Mike Chappell)
  • The Colts worked out S Derrick Kindred on Thursday and WR Reggie Begelton and K Lewis Ward from the CFL on Friday. (Howard Balzer)


  • Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer writes that Eagles executive Andrew Berry makes sense as a candidate to join the Jaguars front office. 
  • The Jaguars tried out P Ryan Anderson and G Joshua Garnett on Friday. (Howard Balzer)
  • Jacksonville also hosted free agent C Russell Bodine for a tryout on Monday. (Aaron Wilson)


  • Per ESPN’s Sarah Barshop, Texans HC Bill O’Brien says he’s “not ready to talk about” the possibility of DE J.J. Watt returning for the playoffs from his torn pectoral injury. 
  • O’Brien said Watt would obviously provide a big boost: “Obviously with J.J. and everything he’s done for our football team, anytime you have a great player who’s been out and rules allow you bring him back, it helps your team.” (Aaron Wilson)
  • Texans LB Benardrick McKinney is day-to-day with his concussion. (Wilson)
  • The Texans worked out RB Jeremy Cox, RB William Stanback (CFL), QB Nick Fitzgerald, TE Matt Flanagan, and TE Cole Herdman. (Aaron Wilson)


Titans RB Derrick Henry has been dealing with a hamstring injury for the past couple of weeks. While Henry’s as tough as they come and has played through the injury, Titans HC Mike Vrabel made the decision to rest Henry on Sunday against the Saints, as a loss didn’t affect Tennessee’s playoff chances. The Titans now face a win-and-in game in Week 17 against the Texans, with Henry hopefully closer to full strength. 

“I think that, first of all, nobody respects the effort that Derrick puts forward for this team [more than me], not only in the conditioning to get his body right, to be a runner that can withstand the pounding of an NFL season,” Vrabel said via the team website. “I fully understand what that toll and rigor is. You can only hope that it would help, and that’s why we made the decision that we made.”

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